Ouida Beyond Borders: Ethnicity in Publishers’ Design


Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
OuidaJesse R. Erickson, Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities, Assistant Profesor of English, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware, looks at the design aesthetics of various editions of Ouida’s works across different cultures. Born Maria Louise Ramé (1839-1908) in Suffolk, England, Ouida (known by her pseudonym) was one of the most popular women writers of the nineteenth century. During her long and prolific career, she wrote more than twenty-five novels and over fifty books. This interdisciplinary paper combines descriptive bibliography, design history, ethnic studies, and cultural studies in an ethnobibliographical analysis of her works. Jesse Erickson will also lead two hands-on workshops on "A Brief Introduction to Ethnobibliographic Method," on Tuesday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Both the lecture and workshops are free and open to the public. RSVP requested. For more information and to RSVP, click here.